16 January 2016

Teen She Shed Part 3 The Floor

This is the floor in my spouse's office. I took these photos before we had a good camera. We live in a small home, and we are making use of every bit of space with our renovations. His office is in the carport. It's wood tile that we didn't grout, because it has texture, and it really does look old installed; visitors actually touch it to see if it is wood. We had a lot of success with "wood porcelain tile".

My daughter would have loved wood floors in her shed, but a wood floor is not practical for this location. So we went to a tile shop, because she wanted light "wood" floors, and all the porcelain samples were much darker at our usual first stop. Here they had at least ten types of light colored porcelain wood tiles, but she narrowed it down to three. 



We took these photos with the phone.
She thought this, "gray."





She thought this was, "nice". But she also thought it was a little busy. She talked about her ideas for the ceiling, and didn't want them to clash.
Was it too gray with too much yellow and not enough white?






This one had a bit of gray, a bit of warmer tones, and a bit of white, but more subdued.
Which one did she choose?








She chose the third one: Shelburne Pecan Wood Plank 8 x 48 inches
with Mapei 01 Alabaster Kera Color grout. She did the calculation that it was 96 square feet and determined how many boxes we needed. We mortared it over cement board, because the subfloor is wood. Silver the cat is the helper out here. As you can see we have some of the insulation in before the electrician. At some point, I should change the name of the shed. It really is nice, really a little cottage, and she is a taskmaster. 



Thank you for following along on our adventures.
xoox
Su

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62 comments:

  1. Lovely choice. This year we changed the floors too and have installed something similar to what you chose. In terms of colors that is. I cannot express my satisfaction with the whitish floors. The whole space looks twice bigger than before, it's much brighter and lighter.

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    1. Thank you, Maya. Your floors sound beautiful. I love her choice, and they really look nice. xoxo Su

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  2. Beautiful tile Su. It will be gorgeous and the light color will really help to expand the space. Your helper looks pleased. Have fun!!

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  3. The tile will be perfect once installed and I am looking forward to seeing hoe the "tee shed" turns out. What a fun and functional project to work together on. Your daughter is showing some real interior decorating skills !

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  4. I just played catch-up, reading post 2 and now this one. I like the 3rd choice the best as well.
    This is so much fun ! A step up from when I was thirteen and allowed to choose the colors for my room. Lime green with pink accents and peace signs stuck all over the walls! :)

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    1. I can see that you still love color with those beautiful quilts, but your taste is refined now. :) xoxo Su

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  5. I just played catch-up, reading post 2 and now this one. I like the 3rd choice the best as well.
    This is so much fun ! A step up from when I was thirteen and allowed to choose the colors for my room. Lime green with pink accents and peace signs stuck all over the walls! :)

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  6. Yep, I'd definitely go with the one the kitty likes. :-) xoxo

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  7. I liked the third choice best as well. Can't wait to see more. :)
    Hugs,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. It really is a nice choice. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  8. Gorgeous choice. It is going to look so pretty.
    Kris

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  9. Su,
    Your daughter's choice is beautiful. I too liked 3 best and I see it meets with approval from Silver >^..^<
    Enjoy your Sunday, we are getting some snow today.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Have a beautiful week. xoxo Su

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  11. With such a helper your work is growing wonderful for sure :) !!
    Your daughter has really a good taste, believe me !
    Looking forward to your next post, I wish you a lovely remainder of your Sunday and a blessed start of the new week ahead, sending tender hugs to you,
    my sweetest Su
    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Dany. Have a beautiful week. xoox Su

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  12. Oh I can barely wait to see the teen shed. Your daughter is a very lucky girl...what fun she will have. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  13. Very nice choice. It will be lovely when finished.

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  14. Great choice. I love it! I think tile like this makes perfect sense where you are. xo

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  15. The floor is going to look gorgeous! She may never want to leave her special little cottage!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. It is very easy to care for. xoxo Su

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  17. Lovely. I think that is perfect to have a little cottage.
    Carla

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    1. I agree... a cottage, a fort, a treehouse, a tent, a teepee.... xoxo Su

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  18. I stand by my original comment...your daughter has excellent taste!! Just like her momma! ;)

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  19. Wonderful choice....looks pretty good!

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    1. Thank you, Isa. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  20. I have been planning on painting my wood floors white with a porch paint.
    But now I want floor #3!
    Fabulous choice!

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    1. Hi, Cindi. These are so easy to care for. Just wipe. Great for pets. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie, sort of "sea washed"... xoxo Su

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  22. A great choice, Su. I like the flooring.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. The Cottage in The Desert! Or Cats Cottage, all in French, sounds prettier. A light dreamy color for the exterior? I like how you utilize your property.
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Cute name suggestions. xoxo Su

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  24. Your daughter has got a good taste, great choice!
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  25. Lovely. So fun to see her cottage come together.

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  26. Love her choice and cannot wait to see how it looks when it is in place! Hugs!

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  27. She has excellent taste and made careful considerations. I don't know if I could be that focused.

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    1. Thank you, Vee. Maybe her years of playing an instrument help her focus. xoxo Su

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  28. How fun that your daughter is completely involved in all the decisions. I can't wait to see the finished cottage.

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  29. A beautiful and very practical choice! I love all of her inspiration in the last post, too. It's going to be lovely. xx Karen

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  30. Fantastic Blog! This article gives me a clearer idea as to how I want to go about doing this. Thanks for the great tips.Pat Testing Wimbledon

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